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Humane Technologies


 

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What might it be like to work, to play, to share and to think in more dynamic mediums that access our full multi-sensory human capacities?*

How can we take collaborative creative action for better more livable futures?

Compassion, Collaboration, Social Justice, Livability, Creativity, Connection, Impact, Mixed Realities, Posthuman not Anti-human, Better Futures, Embodiment, Love, Solution Stories

 

Humane Technologies Pop-Up Collaboration for Livable Futures
March 6-10, 2017

With funding from the OSU Discovery Themes our campus will be the site of a Humane Technologies Pop-up Collaboration at Sullivant Hall (ACCAD and the Department of Dance) the week before spring break. With humane technologies as our foundation we will be focusing on the theme of Livable Futures.

150 students and faculty will be working on artist-driven humane technology projects over the course of five days. The purpose of this week is to create a focused time outside our normal schedules for creative collaborative action. Students from design, dance, marketing, english, women's studies, Spanish & Portuguese, art, creative writing, theater, computer science and the environmental humanities and human rights research groups will work together and with faculty and alumni guests. Throughout the week we will be sharing and documenting the prototypes and artworks and advancements made to share on our Humane Tech Blog.

Humane technologies are creatively open-ended, socially engaged, dynamic, playful and embodied. We seek compassion and wellbeing. We embrace complexity and collaboration.

With these humane working assumptions, we focus this year's Pop-up on livability in the 21st century.

What do we mean by Livability?

Livability is a term that we find encompasses social justice and ecological ethics by inviting critical rethinking of who survives and who gets to thrive in our communities and extending that consideration to non-human and artificial life now and in the future. At the heart of this creative inquiry is the conviction that in order to think (and make) livable futures we need to recast the most fundamental ideas of the arts and humanities, including questioning such categories as: the human. Together we seek to (re)imagine the present and futures of livability through our intrinsic practices in the arts and design.

Livable futures are posthuman not anti-human

Scholar Katherine Hayles critiques the fact that many visions of the future “point to the anti-human and the apocalyptic" and calls us to action showing that

"we can craft other visions that will be conducive to the long-range survival of humans and of the other life-forms, biological and artificial, with whom we share the planet and ourselves."

activist Frances Moore Lappe calls us to create solution stories

“Facing unprecedented challenges, we can choose to remain open to possibility and creativity—not mired in despair. Surely, the latter is a luxury that none can afford. We can create and enthusiastically share a solutions story today, every day. It is a revolutionary act.”

check out designer *Bret Victor for inspiration and the other great creators in our references 

What are your creative acts for better futures?

#humanetech #betterfutures #livability #discoverythemes

#humanetechOSU

 
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collaborating for better futures

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collaborating for better futures

 

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